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Pain of Salvation - What Album do I need?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by ZenKeys88, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. LarryD

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    To answer your question only -- The Perfect Element - I.
     
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    As much as I love PoS, I can see why people would hate them. The vocal melodies could drive somebody crazy if you don't dig it.


    And I agree with others on Element. But Entropia might be my favorite, and I'm still trying to pick through One Hour...
     
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    I don't get why Scarsick is so disliked... Well, I do... I just disagree...
    I find it to be one of their best albums and by far the one I listen to the most (maybe because it's the most recent).
     
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    Up&Away A member nonetheless

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    +1...kinda...if you don't have OHBtCL...you don't have PoS...but l will go one up and say that The Perfect Element, Pt1 is excellent as well. They haven't done anything significant since Element.
     
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    Surprisingly, there's been no Scarsick bashing at all in this thread, and some people have even recommended it! I gave it a spin the other day and it was much better than I remembered... and I used to love it too. :kickass:

    Sure, nothing after TPE touches it or comes close (Except 12:5 which is THE BEST live recording ever) but everything they've released is quality.
     
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    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

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    i like blanket statements when i am correct. hahaha.
    :lol:
     
  7. digitalink

    digitalink Chief Rocker

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    Agree 100% with this. If you really want to grasp where PoS came from and hear one of the best metal debut albums (up there with Appetite, IMHO), you have to get Entropia. If you go in order from there on, as this list suggests, you can't go wrong.

    Keep in mind, PoS is an acquired taste. Multiple listens are usually required to "get it." Especially with TPE. But it seems most people either love 'em or hate 'em. With some of the songs on Scarsick it makes it a little easier to dislike them. I will always be a fan.
     
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    lady_space Porno kitty

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    Me either... it does give me the creeps sometimes though. :) I would agree with TPE, but then my list would be the opposite of yours after that:

    TPE
    Remedy Lane
    Entropia
    One Hour
    Scarsick

    I actually like Scarsick alright, but do not like BE at all. And Jaime is right, 12:5 is awesome. It is a live album of acoustic re-workings of songs.

    Either way, dude, be sure to check back and let us know what you tried and how it "worked." :) For all the "haters," there are a lot of us who love this band, too.

    Shaye
     
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    1. Remedy Lane
    2. Perfect Element
    3. Be
    4. One Hour By The Concrete Lake
    5. Entropia
    46. Scarsick --- Ack!
     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    All the haters? Come on...one person has said something, that's it! :lol: You POS fans just need to enjoy your music and quit worrying about what other people are thinking.

    ~Brian~
     
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    Remedy Lane
     
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    One Hundred Thousand Million Billion Trillion and one people !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    :Smug:...:p

    ~Brian~
     
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    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    I'll happily take my throne as the "one person" hahahaha.
     
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    All these years, and my love of the next three notwithstanding, I still don't get this disc. It's just never worked for me.
     
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    Two Hundred Thousound Trillion Million Billion and 7 people!!!!!!!!:lol:
     
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    Troy the nomad Actually I've resettled

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    I think I like the rawness of Entropia. Also, it was the release that got me into PoS( i heard it after Concrete).
     
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    i think remedy lane is the easiest to latch onto, but man everyone has mixed views on pain of salvation. id take the most recommended three and spin them. which ever one stands out listen to it a bunch then enjoyment of all the other cds will fall into place.

    me personally i like Remedy lane and Be the best, maybe with entropia coming in third. i like perfect element the least, but most people like it the best!
     
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    I honestly couldn't care less what others think about who/what I like. But that is neither here nor there... :p Note that I did not say "all the "haters" who have posted on this thread." I was responding to comments made elsewhere (hence my using the word "haters" which I do not use) indicating there are a lot of folks on this board who really dislike PoS. I just don't want the dude scared off into thinking if he starts another thread about them, he might start a flame war or some shit.

    That is all. Carry on.

    Shaye
     

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